Sandi Curd, Promise Zone coordinator for eastern Kentucky, will deliver the keynote address Friday for the 51st commencement and awarding of degrees at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College.
The service will begin at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium of Harlan County High School with 622 students eligible to receive degrees, diplomas and certificates.
A native of Whitley County, Curd has 25 years of experience in the field of health care. She is also a consultant to Leadership Tri County and a former president of the Whitley County Farmers’ Market board of directors.
Curd has a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of Minnesota.
SKCTC President Dr. Lynn Moore said she is thrilled to have Curd as this year’s speaker and looks forward to her address. “I have had the honor and pleasure of knowing and working with Ms. Curd over the past two years on various grant opportunities which required the support of Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation and Promise Zone designation,” Dr. Moore said.
“Ms. Curd is a tireless supporter of all efforts which have the potential of improving all communities in our Appalachian region.”
Dr. Moore said she is eager to honor the graduates and to commend them for their resolve and hard work. She invites everyone from all of Southeast’s service areas (Bell, Harlan, Letcher and Knox counties) to come out on Friday to support and applaud this year’s graduates.